Share The Road

OBS 2014

2014 Ontario Bike Summit - I Bike I Vote
 
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Together we can. 

The power of these words is clear. Cycling brings people together and has the power to transform individual lives and communities.

We invite you to join delegates from across Ontario and North America at the  2014 Ontario Bike Summit where you’ll have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with colleagues, gain powerful insights and share and learn best practices.

This year’s Summit comes at a critical time in our province with both a municipal and provincial election on the horizon.  The theme “I Bike I Vote” was chosen to reflect the opportunity we share to advocate for enhanced support for cycling in our communities and in our province in the lead up to these two elections.
 
Share The Road CEO Eleanor McMahon with Premier Kathleen Wynn at the Ontario Bike Summit MPP Reception, 2013

The agenda at this year’s Summit is starting to take shape with powerful speakers and ideas to help you transform your community. 

Whether you are facing a design and engineering challenge, are looking for assistance with effective behavior change and marketing strategies, examples of successful safety campaigns, and the latest in travel and tourism ideas -- this event is for you! 

Join us as Share the Road Cycling Coalition hosts the 6th Annual Ontario Bike Summit April 14-15, at the Hyatt Regency on King, Toronto.
 
 

Ontario Bike Summit 2013

Registration

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Full Registration - Corporate, Government, Institutions $524

Full Registration - Non-Government/Not-For-Profit $424

Full Registration - Student $325

One Day Registration -  Corporate, Government, Institutions - $349

One Day Registration - Non-Government/Not-For-Profit - $299

One Day Registration - Student - $199

 

Agenda

Click here to view a draft overview of the agenda (updated April 8th).

Workshop topics include:

  • The Next Frontier: Emerging Bicycle Travel and Tourism Products in Rural and Northern Ontario
  • Pump up the Volume: The Importance of Marketing Cycling Assests to Increase Tourism
  • Generation Why: How to Engage Youth in Your Community
  • Initiatives and Strategies for Encouraging Bicycling to School
  • Bicyle Friendly Communities: Leveraging the BFC Program to Accelerate Results
  • New Bikeway Design Guidelines for Ontario: MTO's Bikeway Design Manual and OTM Book 18 (Cycling Facilities)
  • Strategies for Effective Local Advocacy
  • Engagement Matters: Strategies for Connecting with Citizens in Your Community
  • Targeted Approaches to Community Engagement
  • Complete Streets: Interactive Community Visioning Workshop
  • I Bike I Vote: Effective Advocacy Strategies for Your Community
  • Community Events to Encourage Cycling
  • Innovations in Infrastructure
 

Mobile Workshop

Be a Cycle Tourist for an Afternoon on the Waterfront Trail.....


IMPORTANT: Space is limited - please ensure you register your participation by April 9th

 

Join staff from the cities of Toronto and Mississauga and the Waterfront Regeneration Trust for mobile workshop that tours an 18 km section of the Waterfront Trail. 


Date: Sunday April 13, 2014

 

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm

 

Route: 36 km (return) along the Waterfront Trail from Toronto to Mississauga

 

Maximum: 30 participants

 

Weather: Rain or shine—we ride!


Please click here to learn more about the route and bike rentals.


 
 
Celebration of Cycling Evening - Monday April 14th

Back by popular demand, Share The Road will be hosting our 2nd Annual Fashion Show as part of our Celebration of Cycling evening taking place on April 14th at Steam Whistle Brewing.  The local cycling community is invited to join Ontario Bike Summit delegates for a fun, social evening of food inspired by the 10 grestest cycling cities in the world, drinks, entertainment, and of course our famous cycling fashion show!  

Tickets are $40pp, $20 for Cycle Toronto Members, or $50 for a ticket + Cycle Toronto membership.  Admission is complimentary for Ontario Bike Summit delegates.

Click here to purchase your ticket to this "not-to-be missed" event.

We are currently seeking retailers who are interested in participating in the fashion show.  For available opportunities, please email: natalie@sharetheroad.ca 

 

Nominate Your Favourite Retailer for our “Bicycling With Heart” Award

Nominations are open for this very special award given yearly at the Ontario Bike Summit in recognition of a bicycle retailer who goes “above and beyond” in their service to the community. This award recognizes the many retailers in Canada who are community builders. They devote their time and energy to contribute to the health and well being of their community, and donate to numerous community causes. This is your chance to recognize a retailer you admire. 

Previous winners include Dennis Mizerski, Racer Sportif (Toronto/Oakville), Doug and Marion’s Bike Sales (Strathroy), Bob Laughton, Bushtukah (Ottawa) Kevin Wallace, Gears Bike Shop (Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga), and Northern Cycle (Ajax). The winner will be announced at our Celebration of Cycling evening at Steam Whistle Brewing on April 14th. 

Send us your entry to natalie@sharetheroad.ca – by April 1st.

 
 
Accommodations
IMPORTANT: Group discounted rate is ONLY available until April 1st
 
 
A block of rooms has been secured at our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency on King for a discounted rate of $179/night for a standard room.  This discounted rate is only valid until April 1st, so please make your reservation prior to that date.  Reservations can be made by clicking here.

Transportation
 

A discounted conference rate has been secured with Via Rail to assist you in your transportation needs.  Summit attendees will receive 10% off your trip from all stations that Via serves, to Union Station in Toronto, and return.  Discount applies to Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper, or Sleeper Plus class (excludes Escape Plus fares).

To book, log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking at http://www.viarail.ca/en/my-via-profile. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code: 12851 in the “Discount code” field. The conference fare will be shown on the next page. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have some questions regarding the Ontario Bike Summit?  Click here to view our FAQ's. 

 

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